This tip sheet offers guidance for liability issues with walking or bicycling to school.
Safe Routes Nebraska is the Nebraska Department of Roads' state-level implementation of the federal Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. Safe Routes Nebraska and the Department of Roads provide schools and communities across the state with access to almost $1 million per year in funds to build safer routes to school and promote walking and bicycling. One of the successes is a non-infrastructure program run by the Lexington
It is less common for individuals or groups to form a non-profit prior to beginning work on SRTS than it is for small grassroots SRTS efforts to grow into programs and eventually become non-profit organizations. Also, it is not uncommon for SRTS programs that are in the early stages to partner with an existing non-profit. You also may find that after learning about SRTS, existing non-profit organizations are likely to incorporate SRTS programs as one of their focal intiatives/programs.
This report provides a brief background on Walk to School events in the USA; summarizes findings from the 2007 Walk to School Organizer survey; proposes implications of the findings; and recommends actions that would likely strengthen the conduct of future events and increase capacity and demand for SRTS programs.
The Federal Highway Administration's Office of Policy has published Travel to School: The Distance Factor. The independent research using data from the National Household Travel Survey explores how children's mode of travel to school has changed over time. Highlights include: